Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez are ready to make us laugh in How to be a Latin Lover
Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez are sending out a warning to actors Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler as they get ready to take the comedy spotlight in their newest film “How to Be a Latin Lover” (3Pas), coming to theaters on April 28th.
The funny flick centers around an aging gigolo, played by Derbez, who get’s dumped by his wealthy, elderly wife for a younger man and then has to move in with his estranged sister, played by Hayek. Other cast members include, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell.
The two Mexican actors are now gracing the newest issue of People en Español and talking about joining forces for the power of laughter. Hayek and Derbez have spent years trying to come together in a film project but had difficulty with their busy schedules. “We wanted to work together for a long time. We’ve been talking about it. As you know, getting Latino things on the air, it’s not easy. [Eugenio] was too busy. He couldn’t get out of contracts. Believe it or not, it was ‘I’m sorry, I cannot go to American television. I’m booked for the next 10 years.’ Now after 10 years, we finally get to work together,” says the actress.
Adding Eugenio, “When we were writing the script, we thought that Salma was perfect but I was like ‘Wait, what if she can’t. We’re going to be in trouble,’ and we were in trouble.”
However, with his persuasion skills, Derbez was able to get the actress to star in the film for a brother and sister dynamic, which Hayek says is “perfect for them.”